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Friday, October 2, 2015

Quotes of the day... 10/2/15

Stop acting so small, 
you are the Universe in ecstatic motion. 
     ~ Rumi 

The healing that comes from temporarily 
shedding responsibilities is priceless and 
gives you the impetus to pursue your ambitions. 
     ~ Rick Levine 

It's not selfish to take care of yourself.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quotes of the day... 10/1/15

The aim of an argument or discussion 
should not be victory, but progress. 
     ~ Joseph Joubert 

I never learned anything while I was talking. 
     ~ Larry King

We aspire to change the world 
but hesitate to change ourselves. 
To see the sort of change we want, 
we need to live that change.
     ~adapted, Ivan Kelly

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quotes of the day... 9/30/15

Words are more powerful 
than perhaps anyone suspects, 
and once deeply engraved
in a child's mind, 
they are not easily eradicated.
     ~ May Sarton

A positive attitude is perhaps more 
important at home than anywhere else. 
As spouses and parents, one of our 
most vital roles is to help those 
we love feel good about themselves.
     ~ Keith Harrell

If a child is to keep alive 
his inborn sense of wonder, 
he needs the companionship of at least 
one adult who can share it, 
rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, 
and mystery of the world we live in.
     ~ Rachel Carson

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Quotes of the day... 9/29/15

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.
     ~ John Green

The moral dilemma is to make peace 
with the unacceptable.
     ~ May Sarton

So let the world go, but hold fast to joy.
     ~ May Sarton

Monday, September 28, 2015

Quotes of the day... 9/28/15

Do not insist upon your own fixed ideas. 
If your mind is broad it can easily 
embrace the entire world. 
     ~ Zen Master Daehaeng 

When you live your vision today, 
getting there tomorrow becomes much easier. 
     ~ Ivan Kelly

At first dreams seem impossible, 
then improbable, and eventually inevitable. 
     ~ Christopher Reeve 

Sunday, September 27, 2015


"A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don't appreciate themselves. Having never developed sympathy or gentleness toward themselves, they cannot experience harmony or peace within themselves, and therefore, what they project to others is also inharmonious and confused." 
~ Chogyam Trungpa

Maitri means loving-kindness, for oneself and others. It’s the feeling of ache, of need, of insecurity…relaxing. It’s a full fresh breath of air through fear. It’s making peace with mental, emotional, body, relationship, etc., issues, perceived or otherwise.

It’s not a one-time achievement—it’s an ongoing practice. We have to work at it. We have to play at it. We have to want to make friends with ourselves.

The tools are meditation, exercise, healthy food, or any healthy activity that brings you to maitri.

If the world invested in maitri, in health, in joy, in compassion instead of in bombs…well, we wouldn’t need bombs.

~adapted, Waylon Lewis, Elephant Journal

Friday, September 25, 2015

Quotes of the day... 9/25/15

Reprogramming the unconscious beliefs 
that block fuller awareness of creative/intuitive 
capabilities depends upon a key characteristic 
of the mind, namely that it responds to what 
is vividly imagined as though 
it were real experience. 
     ~ Willis Harman 

All societies, ancient or modern, 
primitive or sophisticated, 
have guided themselves by values and goals 
rooted in the experience of ‘deep intuition’.
     ~ Willis Harman

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quinoa Chili Recipe

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water

3 veggie burgers

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 package taco seasoning
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Salt and black pepper, to taste

1. In a medium sauce pan, combine the quinoa and water. Cook over medium heat until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Set aside.

2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, carrot, celery, peppers, and zucchini. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

3. Add the black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Stir in the cooked quinoa and crumbled veggie burgers. Season with taco seasoning, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Simmer chili on low for about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Quotes of the day... 9/24/15

Rest in Peace, Yogi Berra
May 12, 1925 ~ September 22, 2015

I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win,
somebody's gotta lose.
Just don't fight about it.
Just try to get better.
     ~ Yogi Berra

If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
     ~ Yogi Berra

Love is the most important thing in the world,
but baseball is pretty good, too.
     ~ Yogi Berra